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Amorphous

Without determinate shape

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Erudite

Characterized by extensive knowledge and book smarts

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Propensity

An innate inclination; a tendency

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Archetype

An ideal example; model or quintessence

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Insular

Narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

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Aura

Pervasive physic influence supposed to emanate from persons

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Aggrandize

To make something appear greater than it actually is; exaggerate

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Reverberate

To resound in a succession of echoes

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Affable

Easy to speak to; friendly

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Remonstrate

To present and urge reasons in opposition; to protest

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Repudiate

To refuse to have anything to do with; to reject

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Scurrilous

Grossly indecent or vulgar; foul-mouthed

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Irrevocable

Impossible to retract or take back

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Inscrutable

Difficult to understand or fathom

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Sedulous

Constantly working hard, busy, hard-working

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Resilient

Able to recover quickly; able to return to an original form

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Gossamer

A soft, light, and delicate fabric; thin, light, delicate, or flimsy

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Querulous

Habitually complaining, whining

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Contraband

Goods that have been illegally smuggled in or out

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Retrench

To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity

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Sleazy

Shabby, dirty, and vulgar; tawdry

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Infer

To conclude from facts or premises